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Posted: March 21st, 2013

LAKERS WATCH: Frozen Four at a glance

NCAA Women’s Frozen Four schedule at Ridder Arena – Minneapolis, Minn. Semifinals – Friday No. 1 Minnesota (39-0-0) vs. No. 4 Boston College (27-6-3), 6 p.m. Mercyhurst (29-6-1) vs. No. 3 Boston University (27-5-3), 9 p.m. Championship game – Sunday Semifinal winners, 4 p.m. Note: All three games will be streamed live on WMCE-FM/88.5 [...]

Posted: March 10th, 2012

LAKERS UPDATE: Mercyhurst women at Wisconsin (NCAA quarterfinals)

No. 8 Mercyhurst (23-7-3) at No. 1 Wisconsin (31-4-2) When: Saturday, 8 p.m. Where: Kohl Center – Madison, Wis. On the air:, (live stream), (Internet radio – The Mic 92.1) and, (live statistics) Fast facts: Mercyhurst plays in the NCAA tournament for the eighth straight season, the longest streak in [...]

Posted: March 8th, 2012

LAKERS UPDATE: Mercyhurst’s Bram falls short of Kazmaier’s final list

Mercyhurst’s streak of five straight finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award has ended. Senior forward Bailey Bram wasn’t named one of the three finalists for the prestigious award, which annually honors the top women’s hockey player in NCAA Division I. A 13-member selection committee chose Wisconsin junior forward Brianna Decker, North Dakota junior forward [...]

Posted: March 1st, 2012

LAKERS UPDATE: Bram named top-10 Kazmaier Award finalist

Senior forward Bailey Bram, pictured at left, of the Mercyhurst women’s hockey team has been named a top ten finalist for the 15th annual Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, presented by Easton Foundations. An award for The USA Hockey Foundation, the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is annually bestowed upon the top player in NCAA Division I [...]

Posted: February 20th, 2012

LAKERS UPDATE: 3 Lakers, Girard’s Schoullis named Kazmaier nominees

Four players with local ties – Mercyhurst forwards Bailey Bram, Christine Bestland and Kelley Steadman as well as Girard native and Minnesota redshirt senior forward Jen Schoullis – are among the 30 nominees for the 15th annual Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, which honors the top women’s player in NCAA Division I. All four players rank [...]

Posted: November 1st, 2011

LAKERS UPDATE: Lakers face former stars Bendus, Scanzano

Vicki Bendus and Jesse Scanzano return to Mercyhurst Ice Center tonight. But unlike the past four years, when they starred for the Mercyhurst College women’s hockey team, they will play against the Lakers. Bendus and Scanzano will headline the Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s Brampton Thunder in a 7 p.m. exhibition game against the No. 8 [...]

Posted: August 5th, 2011

OTTERS UPDATE: Former UNH star Paton joins Sisti’s staff

Former University of New Hampshire All-American and Patty Kazmaier finalist, Kelly Paton, has been hired as the volunteer assistant coach for the upcoming 2011-12 Mercyhurst College women’s hockey campaign, as announced today by Mercyhurst Director of Athletics Joe Kimball. Paton will handle a number of duties both on and off the ice for the Laker [...]

Posted: March 19th, 2011

FROZEN FOUR REPORT: Cameron savors time with Lakers

Kristen Cameron wanted to watch Mercyhurst College play for a national championship. But at least she has spent time with her fellow Lakers this weekend. “It’s always the best thing, seeing the girls,” said Cameron, a Lakers assistant coach who was severely injured in a hit-and-run accident on Sept. 12 while riding her bicycle on [...]

Posted: March 19th, 2011

FROZEN FOUR REPORT: Kazmaier winner Duggan speaks with media

Posted: March 17th, 2011

FROZEN FOUR REPORT: Sertz still hopeful for strong ticket sales

Mercyhurst College and Girard native Jen Schoullis, a redshirt junior forward at Minnesota, aren’t playing in the NCAA Women’s Division I Frozen Four this weekend at Tullio Arena. But ticket sales still stood at 3,800 on Thursday, said Ron Sertz, the local operating committee’s executive director. So he hopes the total for the three-day tournament [...]